In the present scenario, home isolation for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients is advised to those who certainly have not shown any symptoms for two consecutive tests.
What is Asymptomatic?
Asymptomatic is a condition where the carrier of the disease or infection shows no symptoms.
As the number COVID-19 cases in Chandigarh and Punjab are spiking, the state government of Punjab has decided to give home quarantine option to asymptomatic positive patients.
This decision will aid the health facilities in avoiding the over-crowd.
In the coming days, the number of coronavirus patients could rise even more in Chandigarh as well as in Punjab. So, this deemed as an important step for the availability of beds for the patients in dire need.
As of now, in Punjab, the asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are tested twice after a period of 24 hours. If the results are positive, the period is extended. The cycle is continued until the test results are negative.
According to health officials, those who have opted for home isolation should be quarantined in a spacious and well-ventilated home to maintain social distancing.
They are told to stay away from elderly and children.
Furthermore, health officials, assign only one member of the family to look after the asymptomatic COVID-19 patient.
Undertaking for Home Isolation
Also, home isolation requires you to give an undertaking for adhering to the norms lead out by the government such as maintaining social distance and abiding by 14 days home quarantine.
There will be regular monitoring of the asymptomatic COVID-19 patient as a copy of undertaking will be shared with civil surgeon, deputy commissioner and district surveillance officer.
Cova Mobile application will be installed in your phone to track your movements.
The biomedical waste of that asymptomatic COVID-19 patient will be handed over to the authorized waste collectors.
Things to keep in mind about handling the biomedical waste:
- Do not mix with other household waste.
- Do not touch with bare hands.
- Cannot be stored beyond a period of 24 hours.
These guidelines, and more yet to laid down after getting the Cabinet’s approval, must be strictly followed.
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